AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A man fatally shot in a dispute over a parking space was an assistant principal for Aurora Public Schools and a former football player at the University of Colorado who was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks.
Arapahoe County sheriff’s office spokeswoman Deborah Sherman says 46-year-old Anthony “T.J.” Cunningham died Monday.
Authorities say 31-year-old Marcus Johnson is being held on a first-degree murder charge. They say Johnson shot Cunningham Sunday in a parking lot between two schools.
Hinkley High School’s website lists Cunningham as an assistant principal.
Cunningham was a receiver and defensive back in college. He briefly was a member of the Seahawks in 1996 before injuries ended his playing career.
University of Colorado athletic director Rick George said Cunningham was an active alum and his death is a tragic loss.